Monday, August 1, 2011

Liberty Quotes

"The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation." -Emma Goldman (1869-1940) Source: Anarchism

"The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime." -Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt] (1806-1856) German philosopher Source: The Ego and His Own

"I am further of opinion that it would be better for us to have [no laws] at all than to have them in so prodigious numbers as we have." -Michel de Montaigne [Michel Eyquem De Montaigne] (1532-1592) French Renaissance scholar, philosopher, writer

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